Annual event celebrates first responders, medical and emergency professionals while raising funds for disaster relief
FREMONT, Calif. – July 21, 2022 – PRLog — Loop Neighborhood is celebrating hometown heroes and joining other convenience retailers and suppliers across the United States to celebrate 24/7 Day.
Held on July 24, 24/7 Day recognizes first responders, medical and emergency professionals and volunteers who work around the clock to serve their communities. Hosted by the NACS Foundation, the event helps raise awareness and donations for the urgent humanitarian needs of the Red Cross and spotlights the convenience store industry’s important role in supporting hometown heroes.
Convenience stores are community stores: 93% of Americans live within 10 minutes a convenience store. There are 148,000-plus convenience stores in the United States, and cumulatively, the industry serves approximately 160 million customers per day, sells 80% of the fuel purchased in the country and donates more than $1 billion a year to charitable causes.
Loop Neighborhood is supporting this year’s 24/7 Day by:
- Offering a free fountain, frozen, or coffee beverage of any size to police, fire, EMTs, doctors, nurses, health practitioners, Red Cross volunteers, and 911 professionals in uniform or with a badge on July 24
- Encouraging community members to take part by sharing real stories and appreciation for hometown heroes on social media using the hashtags #247Day and #conveniencecares
“At Loop Neighborhood, we see our success as more than a number on the bottom line. Success to us is really in the ability to give back,” said Pervez Pir, President of Retail for Loop Neighborhood. “We celebrate our local heroes and offer our appreciation on this 24/7 day.”
People are impacted by emergencies every day, including the communities that Loop Neighborhood https://www.loopneighborhood.com/ serves:
- Every day, more than 21,000 people receive assistance from the Red Cross, whether they need lifesaving blood, relief after a disaster, support with the challenges of military life, skills that save lives or international humanitarian aid
- Every Red Cross donation helps change lives, and an average of 90 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need
“Each day families rely on community heroes for support during disasters and other crises,” said Ann McKeough, chief development officer for the American Red Cross. “We are grateful for this partnership to help ensure people don’t face emergencies alone. We hope you will join us on 24/7 Day, along with the NACS Foundation, to support this work and to thank our local heroes who do so much for all of us in our most difficult moments.”
“The NACS Foundation is proud to partner with Loop Neighborhood to support the Red Cross, its volunteers and all the first responders who support our communities every day,” said Stephanie Sikorski, executive director of the NACS Foundation.
“Convenience stores are the first supporters to first responders, serving as the only locations that remain open in a crisis to ensure fuel, food and other necessities are available for emergency workers and customers as they return to normalcy,” said Sikorski, “That’s why the NACS Foundation honors first responders and is committed to amplifying our industry’s reach and impact of its charitable efforts in the communities they serve, 24/7.”
CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, today announced it has named Denali to its Solution Provider 500 list for outstanding business outcomes, ranking an impressive #37, up from #48 last year.
CRN’s annual Solution Provider 500 measures North America’s largest solution providers by revenue and serves as the gold standard for recognizing some of the channel’s most successful companies. With a combined revenue of more than $434 billion, this year’s list represents an impressive amount of influence and impact wielded by these companies on today’s IT industry and the technology suppliers they partner with.
In March, CRN also named Denali to its 2022 Tech Elite 250 list for “maintaining a consistent focus on innovation and building a comprehensive understanding of every-evolving technologies.” It also bestowed upon Denali the managed services provider award in the Elite category for 2022.
Denali achieves outstanding global business outcomes for its customers through an engagement model focused on partnership. Denali brings technology expertise to bear for its customers with a consultative approach, allowing Denali to help design, source, distribute, and implement a wide variety of solutions to achieve these outcomes.
Customers depend on Denali’s expertise to help them overcome today’s IT challenges and achieve full digital transformation across the enterprise. To provide that expert service and care, solution providers must maintain consistently elevated levels of training and certification from IT vendors and achieve the highest tiers within those vendors’ partner programs.
“Denali partners with the leading OEM’s in the industry,” said Clayton Daffron, Director of Solution Architecture. “Our architects and engineers have a wealth of expertise with legacy and emerging technology and work closely with our OEM partners and customers to bring the best technology to bear in a project-oriented and sustainable fashion.”
“The Solution Provider 500 list from CRN serves as the benchmark for the top technology integrators, strategic service providers, and IT consulting firms, making it an invaluable resource for technology vendors seeking to partner with today’s top-performing IT solution providers,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “My congratulations go out to each of these companies for their extraordinary contributions to the continued growth and success of the IT channel.”
CRN’s 2022 Solution Provider 500 list is available online at www.CRN.com/SP500 and a sample from the list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.
About Denali Advanced Integration
Denali Advanced Integration delivers enterprise IT solutions and services, powered by strategic experts and best of breed technologies to help guide our clients through the most complex IT challenges. Denali was founded by the Daher family in 1992 in Redmond, Washington and has since grown to be a global leader in providing essential enterprise technology with offices, distribution centers and headquarters throughout North and South America, Europe, Middle East, India, and Asia. Denali provides people, process and technology that helps customers attain and sustain outstanding business outcomes. The company has received several awards from its partners for innovation and outstanding Customer First service.
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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com.
Healthy plants are essential to people and animals, the environment and the economy.
May 12, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Healthy plants are essential to people and animals, the environment and the economy. Canada is proud to join the United Nations and countries around the world in recognizing today as the first International Day of Plant Health.
This day follows the efforts devoted to the International Year of Plant Health in 2020 in raising awareness on a global scale about the value of our precious plant resources and the need to protect them with increasing vigilance.
Plant pests are a main cause of loss in biodiversity and crop productivity, and invasive species continue to pose a threat to Canadian ecosystems. Insects, plants, snails and slugs that threaten plant health can harm the environment when they spread to new parts of the country or abroad, whether on their own or via cargo, human activity, transportation, extreme weather or other means.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is on high alert for pests like the spotted lanternfly, which is particularly a threat in eastern Canada along the border with the United States. If introduced to Canada, this striking and colourful invasive insect could cause serious damage to grape, fruit tree and forestry industries. The ongoing infestation in neighbouring Pennsylvania, for example, is an active threat to our Niagara region’s famous wine industry.
Actions we take can lead to destroyed ecosystems and immense damage to agriculture, which is why everyone has a role to play. One example is to avoid moving firewood. This simple action can help prevent the spread of emerald ash borer, spongy moth, brown spruce longhorn beetle, Dutch elm disease and other pests to new parts of the country. If you heat your home or cottage with wood or you love to go camping, buy and burn only locally grown or heat-treated firewood. That way, invasive species hiding in or under the bark can’t hitch a ride. Another way to help is by planting native or local plants instead of invasive or exotic ones.
Canadians can help by reporting to the CFIA suspected sightings of invasive species new to their area.
Most new findings of invasive pests have been reported by the public, so it’s important to know what grows and lives locally.
We can protect plant health for generations to come if we each take action to minimize risks.
In January 2022, the Council of Canadian Academies released Cultivating Diversity, a report commissioned by the CFIA to identify the current and emerging risks to plant health in Canada.
As Canada’s National Plant Protection Organization, the CFIA will continue its work with partners domestically and internationally to raise awareness and protect global plant resources.
“The International Day of Plant Health is an opportunity to raise awareness about the important need to protect plant health and safeguard our crops, ecosystems, forests and natural habitats. Everyone has a favourite park that they love to frequent. Keep an eye out and report invasive insects and other plant pests to the CFIA—whether at home, your favourite park or campsite, the farm, an industrial area or elsewhere.”
– David Bailey, Chief Plant Health Officer for Canada and Executive Director, Plant Health and Biosecurity, CFIA
“Plants define our planet and play a crucial role in all our lives, but I don’t think many people are aware of the extent to which they support us and other life on Earth. They supply oxygen we breathe, make up the food we eat, help to generate soil, filter water, and are extensively used for medicines. Unless threats to plant health are recognized and effectively managed, we face risks that have the potential to be incredibly disruptive of ecosystems and put human and animal health, biodiversity, and food production in jeopardy.”
– Deborah Buszard, Chair of the Expert Panel on Plant Health, Council of Canadian Academies
Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is December 3rd and was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly. The observance of the day aims to promote an understanding and awareness of disability issues while rallying support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities and increase visibility on the gains the community has made in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life.
At Gap Inc. we are guided by our purpose, Inclusive, by Design and a deep commitment to Create for All, with All. As part of this work, Gap Inc. has partnered with Disability:IN, the leading non-profit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide, as a proud member of their Inclusion Works program. Through Disability:IN and Inclusion Works, we are learning from a team of disability inclusion experts and programs to help us better understand the evolving practices to promote inclusion for this community. As we learn, we will evolve how we best serve our employees and how we show up for our customers.
As we begin this partnership and journey, we recognize that learning and building awareness around disabilities is the first step with shifting mindsets about this community to drive change. With a world largely made for people who can see, hear, walk and talk with little or no difficulty, according to the World Bank about 1 billion people have some form of disability, and one-fifth of those (110 to 190 million) have significant disabilities. In many cases, these communities need special adaptations to thrive in the world; often, however, the products or adaptations designed for people with disabilities end up being used and enjoyed by people of all abilities.
According to research institute PolicyLink, this is described as the Curb-Cut Effect: a vibrant illustration of how laws and programs designed to benefit vulnerable groups, such as the disabled or people of color, often end up benefiting all.
At Gap Inc., a sense of belonging is always in style, and it takes all of us working together every day to drive a culture of inclusion.
PLI has been recognized by the Defense Logistics Agency and the U.S. Air Force’s nuclear modernization for reverse engineering and manufacturing obsolete components for the Air Launch Cruise Missile on the B-52. Previously unavailable, the Elevon Barrel Seal required source approval to manufacture the obsolete component.
“Replacement parts for many of the legacy weapons systems, such as the B-52, continues to be a strain on our customer’s mission readiness,” says Strategic Account Manager, Chris Small. “Thanks to the guidance of the DLA and the USAF, we were able to quickly problem solve and determine innovative ways to not only address missing requirements in the technical data package, but also how to manufacture the components within specifications and provide the value-added engineering that is required for many of these DMSMS components. We’re thrilled to continue to support the Air Force and DLA and help them accomplish their procurement goals.”
Within one year the Parts Life, Inc. team modernized incomplete technical data from the OEM, manufactured prototypes for form, fit and function, products first articles, and completed two contracts to manufacture 415 seals.
Parts Life, Inc. is a certified AS9100D engineering service provider, manufacturer, and alternate source supplier for DMSMS and obsolete components on military systems and subsystems. Our value-added reverse engineering processes address missing or incomplete technical data needed prior to the manufacturing process. Services, such as R.O.P.E. (Rapid Obsolescence Planning & Execution), the 5R Solution (Reverse Engineer, Remanufacture, Repair, Recertify, Replicate) and EAGL (Engineering Agility Global Lifecycle) Mobile Engineering Laboratory deliver customized workable solutions for systems and subsystems being used past their intended lifecycle. Learn more about PLI’s obsolescence innovations at www.partslifeinc.com